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Meat products industry / Brief overview

Brief overview of the collective agreement

editorial note Source: Gewerkschaft PRO-GE


Blue-collar workers / white-collar workers
Blue-collar workers


Applicable in
Austria


In force since
1 July 2019


Results of the latest round of negotiations
  • Increase of minimum wages under the collective agreement by 2.5%
  • Increase of apprenticeship pay by 3.0%
  • Increase of board allowances (Zehrgelder) and allowances related to long-term employment by 2.5%
  • More favourable regulations at company level remain unchanged and overpayment confirmed to be continued


Minimum wage / minimum salary
  • EUR 1,536.75 – wage category of employees in the first three months.


Apprenticeship pay
1st year of apprenticeship: EUR 743.00
2nd year of apprenticeship: EUR 955.28
3rd year of apprenticeship: EUR 1,379.86
4th year of apprenticeship EUR 1,486.00


Supplements and allowances
Forklift drivers, semi-skilled workers in wage category 5, temporary employees, night work, work on Sundays and public holidays, dirt, hardship and hazard allowance, allowances related to long-term employment.


Working time
The regular working time is 38.5 hours per week.
Supplement for extra hours: 50% to 150%.


Notice periods
The employment relationship may be terminated as of the end of each working week subject to the following notice period:
  • Employee and employer:
    Employment period with the company of up to six months – one week
  • Employee:
    Employment period with the company of more than six months – four weeks
  • Employer:
    Employment period with the company of more than six months up to more than 25 years – from six weeks to 21 weeks


Please note: Expiry of claims
Please note that any claims arising from the employment relationship with the employer lapse within five months unless asserted in writing (although there are exceptions to this rule).


Other results achieved regarding socio-political aspects
  • Commitment to keep overpayments unchanged
  • Supplementary collective agreement on employee inventions and proposals for improvement

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